Following the acquisition of ABC Data operations in Eastern Europe on July 1, the Romanian subsidiary became part of the ALSO group, the leading Swiss technology provider in Europe, with offices in 22 European countries. ALSO Technology SRL is the new name of the company in Romania. The takeover of ABC Data was the next step in executing the ALSO Group’s strategy to consolidate its position on the Eastern European market, estimated at a potential of EUR 30 billion.
The objective of ALSO for Eastern Europe is to achieve the leading position in the whole region, by reaching a market share of 20 percent. By belonging to one of the most important technology providers in Europe for the IT&C industry, ALSO Technology will now be able to significantly consolidate its entire business model in Romania. It includes optimized sales and logistics processes for IT, consumer electronics and telecommunications products. The company will have access to a wide range of products and offers, based on the optimized models of supply of products, services and solutions ALSO 3S (Supply, Services, Solutions), as well as a large portfolio of manufacturers.
“As part of the ALSO group, we will offer our customers competitive products and solutions, and sellers and suppliers a wide range of new services and capabilities,” said Sergiu Lujanschi, Chief Customer Officer for Romania, ALSO Technology. “The partners and the company will benefit from the strong financial background of the group, its rich portfolio, as well as ALSO’s expertise by connecting to its International Skills Centers. Furthermore, we will continue our customer-centric market approach, building on the dynamism of the team and strong partnerships built with resellers,” emphasizes Sergiu Lujanschi.
“Taking over the company will create new synergies and allow economies of scale to be better exploited for our partners and for us,” says Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG. “We also anticipate strong and sustainable growth by expanding the existing portfolio.”
New innovative technologies and platforms such as virtualization, cloud, 3D printing, process mining, AI and IoT-based security solutions will be provided by the ALSO group and will allow Romanian partners to improve their business and expand their offerings. Also, the robust and reliable ERP system, which underlies ALSO services and platforms in Europe, will improve processes and contribute to the development of the local company.